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Akhenaten and Tutankhamen: The Religious Revolution (Leaders of Ancient Egypt) Hardcover – January 1, 2003
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"... The family often appeared together in the Window of Appearance..."
Page 70 indicates:
"A bridge over the Royal Road connected this palace to the King's House.
We don't know if Akhenaten and his family ever lived in this building, but we do know that it was probably the site where the Window of Appearance, which is sometimes show in tomb paintings, was located. The Window of Appearance was a kind of balcony from which Akhenaten and Nefertiti would appear and reward their loyal followers with gold collars, which were the ancient Egyptian version of..."
When I read this I said "oh yeah, I remember that" but I don't recall reading it in the many Egyptian and archaeological books, periodicals, websites, etc. It was a term that I was familiar with from "long ago." I know when we were in Egypt back in 1995 it was not mentioned otherwise I would have had the same reaction. Whatever, I am glad that it was mentioned in this excellent book and I know that I will refer to it with regard to the Window of Appearance periodically as I already have -- and it is the only children's book (and adult, for that matter) in which I know the subject is mentioned.
This is a fine book for adults as well as children, and it was well researched and the subject matter was well executed.
We have a friend living in Cairo and I was lucky to happen upon another copy for her to take back to the school in which she teaches, so the children of Egypt may enjoy
it, as well!